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England Golf has today introduced iPlay, a new functionality in their app, that allows those new to the game to log scores at a variety of venues.
Designed to engage those who participate in the game of golf at any level, this new feature will allow golfers to log scores from not just traditional golf courses, but also pitch ‘n’ putt venues, and even adventure golf courses. Users can submit as many scores as they like over these venues. Although these scores won’t count towards a handicap index, it will allow players to track their progress over time.
This new feature will run alongside iGolf, a system which launched in 2021, which aimed to give those who aren’t members of clubs a chance to gain a handicap. Currently, there’s over 50,000 people using iGolf, with 6,500 of them becoming club members.
It’s hoped that iPlay will get those new to the game to a point where they can gain an official handicap index.
Jeremy Tomlinson, Chief Executive of England Golf, said:
“iPlay is a fun new platform designed to remove any perceived barriers into the game by actively welcoming people of all ages, genders and backgrounds to begin their golfing journey and inspire a desire to go as far as they wish to with their game.
“We passionately believe that golf is for everyone, and anyone who plays, or wishes to play, should feel comfortable to do so.
“The incredible take-up of our iGolf platform has inspired us at England Golf to extend our reach with iPlay and the hope of connecting with as many new golfers as possible who want to take up this great game.
“Of course, the natural progression is for iPlayers to become iGolfers but we are happy with whatever level anyone wants to participate at.
“Whether it’s playing short courses, adventure golf, enjoying a pitch-and-putt course, or going all the way to playing 18 holes on a golf course, iPlay provides that chance for people to progress their interest in the game, at any level.
“If the desire is to play more then we have that pathway for them too, in iGolf, where they can obtain a handicap index. We passionately hope that iPlay, will encourage people to connect with England Golf, feeling supported on their golfing journey, wherever it may lead.”
You can learn more about England Golf’s iPlay scheme here.
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